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Staying Connected in Fiji

January 19, 2021 – HMAS Adelaide’s Communication and Information Systems sailors and Army Signalers are bridging the gap between the ship and personnel ashore in Fiji. Deployed on Operation Fiji Assist, personnel have contributed to the Fijian Government’s disaster relief efforts in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasa. Ship to shore communications allowed for ADF task coordination including disaster relief…

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Joint Statement on Carrier Strike Group 2021 Joint Declaration Signing

January 19, 2021 – Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and US Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller have co-signed the UK-US Joint Declaration for the Carrier Strike Group 2021 deployment. The Joint Declaration supports UK Carrier Strike Group, led by the UK’s aircraft carrier, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, on its inaugural deployment this year. The Carrier Strike Group will be complemented…

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Russia Finally Adopts Modular Submarine Construction

January 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – The block-modular method, introduced at Sevmash (part of USC), will reduce the building berth period by 18 months for nuclear submarines. The use of the new technology for creating nuclear submarines will also increase the quality of work and reduce labor intensity due to the assembly of submarine hulls from large block modules of…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Bilateral Exercise with JMSDF

January 15, 2021 – Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a bilateral maritime exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Jan. 15. The exercise, which focused on increasing combat readiness and warfighting excellence, included USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS John Finn (DDG 113), JS Kongo (DDG 173), and JS Asahi (DD 119). “Carrier…

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USS Russell Engages with Partners during Oceania Transit

January 18, 2021 – USS Russell (DDG 59) completed an Oceania transit and presence operation Jan. 18 interacting with partners and upholding commitments with the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Papua New Guinea. Russell conducted a brief stop for fuel in Majuro, RMI Jan. 7. After successfully completing their fueling and replenishment at Majuro, Russell…

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Canada assumes command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One

January 18, 2021 – Commodore Bradley Peats RCN officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) during a change of command ceremony held in Lisbon, Portugal today. Commodore Peats assumed command from Commodore José António Mirones of the Portuguese Navy. “I am honoured to have the opportunity and privilege of leading SNMG1 and look forward to building upon…

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Sevmash Updates Project 1144 Admiral Nakhimov Refit Progress

January 18, 2021 (Google Translation) – On the cruiser “Admiral Nakhimov”, which is being repaired and modernized at Sevmash (part of the USC), ship equipment is being installed and preparation for supplying standard power supply is underway. Sevmash specialists started assembling equipment and mechanisms last year. Now the cable is being tightened on the ship. The facility will be supplied…

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SECNAV Announces New Ship Names

January 15, 2021 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Jan. 15 that the Navy will name three future vessels after ships steeped in naval history and two others after a after a Medal of Honor recipient and a Native American tribe. Braithwaite detailed the announcement Jan. 8 during a visit to one of the Navy’s first heavy…

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